An Iraqi woman recently gave birth to seven babies – six girls and a boy at a hospital in the Diyali Province of eastern Iraq. The natural birth is now believed to be the first septuplet birth in the country.
According to reports, the mother and the children are in ‘perfect condition’ after the delivery and images taken shortly after the birth have now gone viral on the internet.
Firas Al Izzawi, a health department spokesperson, told reporters that it was a natural birth and the 25-year-old mother was ‘perfectly healthy’ after delivering seven babies in a day.
The father of the children, Youssef Fadl, said he and his wife had no plans to expand their family, but now they must look after ten children, reported Daily Mail.
“We weren’t thinking of having more kids but God granted us this blessing and we accepted it just as it is. So many people told us to keep one of the embryos but we completely rejected the idea. Even though it wasn’t an easy journey as my wife had to spend a month and a half in bed rest, she was given the best medical treatment and her delivery went well,” he said.